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Cloisters of Canterbury Cathedral
  • Europe
  • Cloisters of Canterbury Cathedral, late 1800s
  • Where object was made: Canterbury, Kent, United Kingdom
  • albumen print
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  • Transfer from the Department of Architectural Engineering
  • Not on display
  • S2015.212

A view of the courtyard of the cloisters at Canterbury Cathedral. Built in the Gothic syle, an arcade of pointed arches line the perimeter of the couryard. Below the arch, a series of four colonettes create another arcade that spans the width of each of the main arches. Quatrefoils in a honeycomb pattern surmount the colonette arcade. The gable above the main arch contains a quatrefoil design, while the the peak rises above the roof line.